Claudia Gadelha was all set to fight Cynthia Calvillo at UFC on ESPN 7, which was supposed to take place at the Capital One Arena in Washington on December 7.
However, Gadelha had to withdraw from her fight because of ongoing injuries. She took to Instagram to express her ongoing woes and said that she had broken her finger and rolled her ankle.
“After my last fight, I had to take a break because I broke a finger and I rolled my ankle,” Gadelha explained. “I have a torn ligament and a ruptured tendon. And, I took some time off because I had to let it heal. I had to let my body heal and let my injuries heal. I went away, I told you guys I was going away. [And] I asked everybody not to bug me because I needed the time. I took the extra time and I went away and I did whatever I wanted to do. I came back and I started doing rehab. It’s been over two months now treating these injuries, and my finger is fine now, but my ankle is just not getting better.
“I did everything I could to be 100 percent by Dec. 7. The UFC knows, the [Performance Institute] knows because I’ve been there this whole time treating my injuries. It’s just not happening.”
However, Strawweight contender Angela Hill has stated that she would step in to fight Cynthia Calvillo.
— Angela Hill (@AngieOverkill) October 22, 2019
Angela Hill is coming off of a TKO win over Ariane Carnelossi at UFC Fight Night 159 last month. She is one of the most active female fighters, having already fought four times in 2019.